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Access to Justice (ATJ) Board seeks two volunteers
March 13, 2023 | Chinami Arai

The Access to Justice Board is recruiting for two new members. The term begins October 1, 2023 and will end on September 30, 2026. The individuals will be eligible to serve again from 2026-2029.


We are committed to expanding the presence of community representation on the Board. We strongly believe that the problems with the current legal system are due in large part because of the absence of community voices in the reviewing, revising, and remodeling of that very system. We define community voices as folks who have a lived experience with racism, poverty, and other forms of oppression and who can center the needs of the community. The positions may be filled by people who are or are not attorneys.


Please consider applying for this position. The attached has more information about serving as an Access to Justice Board member. Read through our website to learn who we are and what we do. You can also watch recent Access to Justice Board meetings on our YouTube channel here.


Please also share this announcement with your community and networks.


Applications are due April 17, 2023, and can be submitted online at


Questions: If you have any trouble with the application portal or have additional questions, please contact


The Washington Supreme Court created the Access to Justice (ATJ) Board in 1994 in response to a lack of justice in the civil legal system for people who experience racism, poverty, and other oppression. For almost 30 years, the ATJ Board has been working toward a more accessible and equitable civil legal system in Washington. The ATJ Board serves as a catalyst to change systems and convenes the Alliance for Equal Justice, which is a network of Washington State social justice organizations that support and deliver civil legal aid to people who experience poverty and injustice. The ATJ Board grounds its work in race equity and centers the voices of people who experience racism, poverty, and other forms of oppression.

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